I am interested in being able to run some Windows applications (i.e. Internet Explorer 7 for certain web apps that require it), but would also like the flexibility of running some Windows based games from time to time (i.e. Day of Defeat...).
Does this require both CrossOver Mac and CrossOver Games, or will one of these applications work for both?
What is the difference between these two products. Can crossover games run the same stuff at the normal crossover? I'm thinking of simple not graphic intensive apps? I think splitting the product line like this was a mistake.
The difference is the testing we do. Both products are built from the same codebase, although different versions, so its not exactly the same code. CrossOver Mac is tested and has official support for office apps, while CrossOver Games focuses of games. Of course you can try to install Microsoft Office as unsupported app in CrossOver Games, or install Steam in CrossOver Mac. It will probably work, but if you run into problems we don't give support for such setups.
The point of splitting the product line up was more release flexibility. In March, when we released CrossOver Games, we had good new gaming support stuff, but Office 2007 support, which was on our must-have list for CrossOver 7, was far from done. The split allowed us to give our games users some long-wanted fixes without having to wait for office support to complete.
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